Why 45 Recently Employed Persons Were Asked To Step Aside – Shippers’ Council ES

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Barr. Pius Ukeyima Akutah 
The executive secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Barr. Pius Ukeyima Akutah, has said that the 45 persons employed by the administration of Barr. Emmanuel Jime, were not properly employed into the council.
Speaking to journalists over the weekend, Barr. Akutah, stated that those employed by the immediate past administration were picked from the street and handed the Council’s appointment letters.
According to him, eventhough there was an approval for employment, the processes were not completed before they were given appointment letters.
“No one was sacked, they were not properly employed.  We only asked them to step aside and the council is considering inviting those people to participate in fresh exam. They are free to come back and participate again and if they were able to past this exam, they will be offered employment. Nobody is being victimized,” he stated
He continued, “The council is a fair council and when people write exams to be admitted into the council, that should be considered not just to pick people on the street and give them appointment letter,” he explained.
The Shippers’ Council boss also explained that Corp members who have served out their service years were barred from the council in other to give space for serving and new corp members.
“There are rules of engagement when you go for employment process. Also, recently, we asked youth corp members who have served and completed their service year with us to leave because we have so much Youth corp members coming in and we have to clear backlogs to have the new ones and news reared up its head again.
“But, there was an approval to employ 45 people in the council and the process has started and haven’t ended as at the time some of them received their letters of employment and when we came in, we met petitions from the union and we decided to set up a committee which looked into that and recommended that the affected persons should be asked to step aside pending when the process will be concluded fairly.
“However, as it were, we noted some of the person recruited didn’t participate in the written exams which was not in line with the policy of the council,” he noted.

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